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Best 10 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur [Ultimate Guide]

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Written by Justin Nobel

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and certainly become one of the most tourist attraction cities in the world. Also in Southeast Asia Kuala Lumpur become is one of the most beautiful city. This is a city of contrasts with its huge beautiful scenario, beautiful visiting places, skyscrapers, colonial buildings and different cultures. Also this city is well organized and has a friendly atmosphere.

There is plenty to do in Kuala Lumpur and you can certainly enjoy yourself here for a few days. But what are the best highlights and things to do in Kuala Lumpur! This article my recommendation is going out to the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur, I’m going to start out the article with a bang or I’m gonna finish off the blog with a bang, so make sure to read the whole article. So let’s get into this:

The Petronas Twin Towers

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Petronas Twin Towers known as KLCC is the best attraction of Kuala Lumpur. After it opened in 1998 at this point already over 20 years old but still as futuristic as it gets. This tower with 88 floors places it used to be the tallest building in the world until 2004. This is the heart and this is the most iconic place in Kuala Lumpur.

Twin Towers were the highest in the world and they are still the eye-catcher of Kuala Lumpur today. The towers are magically light in the evenings, a musical water fountain in KL lake gives amazing pleasure. You can see a large part of the city if you stand on the airlift bridge that connects the two towers. The bridge is on the 41st floor of Twin tower and you need one admission ticket to go here.

The Batu Caves

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Batu Caves is one of the most visited place and one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur. These unique Hindu temples are located in a spectacular cave. The entrance to the cave can be reached via a more than 270 steps long staircase! At the start of the stairs is an impressive gold-colored statue of up to 42 meters high.

I haven’t seen that anywhere before! have to the huge statue and as far as the most popular Hindu temple outside of India. So you do have a bunch of people and the down set you is to get to the limestone caves. You actually have to walk off for like 20-30 minutes, which is fine unless is like 35 to 40 degrees super humid. This is a great place to get a few photos of that extremely interesting culture aside from the Batu Caves.

China Town

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Another pick for our best things to do in Kuala Lumpur list is Chinatown. Since the Chinese officially established Kuala Lumpur, it is not surprising that a large number of Chinese people still live in the city. This place is very colorful mostly known for this local market and there they sell pretty much.

Also it is a lively area with all kinds of stalls, shops and souvenirs. Especially on Petaling Street you can go shopping and eat. An absolute must for coffee lovers is the coffee shop Coffee Amo in Chinatown. You can order a 3D latte here; coffee as an art form! Also you can taste here different types of Malay and Chinese foods.

Bukit Bintang

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Bukit Bintang is known as the heart of Kuala Lumpur. If you visit this coolest area Bukit Bintang you can see this place never sleep! This is the best place for shopping and entertainment. In the evening you can see ‘evening night live’ in many places.

Bukit Bintang has much elite shopping mall like Pavilion, Lot-10, Sungei Wang Plaza and Berjaya Times Square where to buy your essential things in travel time.  If you visit this area during Christmas or Chinese New Year time you can see a huge celebration with full colorful decoration.

If you love to eat or want to test different types of foods then you should go Jalan Alor food court in Bukit Bintang. This is another busy place of Bukit Bintang, where you can test different types of foods like traditional Malay foods, Thai foods, Indonesian foods and many kinds of seafood.

Skyscrapers Rooftop Bar

Kuala Lumpur becomes a big city with huge skyscrapers. You will be excited about these things to do in Kuala Lumpur that you can see the whole KL view from the rooftop of a skyscraper. Also you will have an amazing experience when you start swimming in the rooftop pool like hotel air B&B.

During the period that alcohol was still forbidden, many hidden drinking places arose in Kuala Lumpur, you will also find numerous sky bars in the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur such as the Luna Bar, the Traders Skybar and the View Rooftop Bar.

Also the Heli Lounge, a bar on a helicopter pad on the 34th floor of the Menara satellite tower. The view of the city and KLCC tower is spectacular here! Other popular nightlife spots are the Chow Kit district and Changkat Bukit Bintang Street.

Menara KL Tower

Menara Kuala Lumpur, also known as Menara KL Tower is the highest tower in the city. The tower is even one of the highest communication towers in the entire world. The KL Tower is 421 meters high and is a popular attraction in the center of the city due to its magnificent viewing platform. There is an antenna on top of the tower. The round deck can be found under the antenna. This deck features a restaurant and an observation deck.

The iconic communication tower you see it from almost anywhere, where you’re gonna walk around but as far as I see it has an amazing viewpoint. The tower houses a number of communication and transmission facilities and was opened in 1996. The tower can handle the most extreme gusts of wind and indeed, if you are at the top of the tower you will hardly notice the wind.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Our next things to do in Kuala Lumpur list is The Sultan Abdul Samad building a popular tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the most famous buildings in the entire city. The beautiful Moorish-style building, complemented by Islamic features, was built in 1897 and designed by AC Norman a British architecture. It is named by the famous Sultan of Selangor; Abdul Samad. This amazing building is known as a building that is photographed a lot. Because the building looks great and the location is easy to reach, it is a place that we can absolutely recommend to visit.

At the time, it was an important government building for the British. The building was later used as a textile museum and for the Supreme Court. Today it is used by the Ministry of Culture, Communication and Information.

The building can be found at Merdeka Square. Merdeka Square is the most important square in the city. Every year the independence of the Malaysians is celebrated on this square. Another festival that takes place in this square is the Colors of Malaysia festival. There is also a large flagpole with the Malaysian flag on the square. It hangs there as a symbol of the freedom of Malaysia.

Perdana Botanical Garden

Perdana Botanical Gardens is formerly known as Lake Gardens. Botanical Garden is the largest park in Kuala Lumpur. If you feel boar with hustle and bustle of the city then visit the botanical gardens it will give your mind pleasure. Here you will find the beautiful Lake Gardens where two lakes with canals and bridges are connected to each other. Also you see a bird park, an orchid garden and a butterfly garden.

The park is very large. If you want you can spend some hours here. By walking around you can enjoy the greenery of the park, but you can also enjoy some of the attractions in and around the park.

Despite the very central location, few tourists visit the beautiful park. This is partly due to the location that is not easy to find. Only if you are well known in the capital, the park is easy to find. Another reason why the park is rarely visited is that it is often very hot outside.

Kuala Lumpur City Park or KLCC Park

The Kuala Lumpur City Park is known as the KLCC park near the lake of Petronas twin tower. If you feel tired in the city for the hustle and bustle, then right in the center of the City this Kuala Lumpur park will give you some pleasure moment to enjoy nature.

The KLCC park is a bit for Kuala Lumpur which is Central Park for New York. This large park has numerous benches, a playground, various running routes and more to recover from the busy city life.

KLCC park is one of the best attractions for Kids in Kuala Lumpur. Lots of free rides there where little people can riding and chilling. Also have a small waterfall where kids enjoy swimming.

KL Forest Eco Park

 

KL Forest Eco Park is a large park around the Menara KL Tower, this park is a small piece of jungle in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. This park is in the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. This is even the oldest nature reserve in Malaysia! This status has ensured that the rainforest around the tower has been preserved because the trees cannot be cut down there.

Here you will find a kind of suspension bridge between the trees, with a nice view of the park. Along the way you can encounter monkeys, squirrels or tropical birds. Here you would almost forget that you are walking around in a city of millions.  So KL Forest Eco Park is one of the highly recommend things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Final Words

I hope my top things to do in Kuala Lumpur list will help you pick the best thing to do in your next Kuala Lumpur trips. I just tried to share with everything that I do in my last KL trips.

I want to ensure that you will see in the big city of KL has more things to do and more places to visit also, which will give much more enjoyable and memorable moments to you. So let’s make Malaysia for your next destination.

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Justin Nobel

Hi, I am Justin Nobel, a travel Blogger, photographer and an entrepreneur. I am the author and founder of this blog "Trips Malaysia" and many others.

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